| Experienced seniors drive Hornets|
It's been 10 years since the Valley Center High School baseball team posted a winning record. It's been seven years since the Hornets broke even. If either of those facts is to change anytime soon, it may be this year.
| || Experience prompts talk of state tennis title|
Last year, juniors Hayden Brauer and Colby Swift teamed up in doubles. They went 29-10 and placed eighth, their second straight state medal. Senior Garrett Rogers compiled a 31-10 record in singles. His ninth-place finish was also his second consecutive piece of state hardware.
| || Numbers, inexperience create rebuilding mode|
This year, the Hornets are short on numbers and experience. Four three-year starters from last year are now playing at the next level. One returning starter opted for track instead of softball.